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W.E.

Year:
Duration:
119 min
Genres:
Drama | History | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.1
Director:
Madonna
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Filming Locations: Cap d'Antibes, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Earnings
Budget: $15,000,000
Opening Weekend: $47,074 (USA) (5 February 2012)
Gross: $582,075 (USA) (6 May 2012)
Cast
Actor
Character
Abbie Cornish
Wally Winthrop
Andrea Riseborough
Wallis Simpson
James D'Arcy
Edward
Oscar Isaac
Evgeni
Richard Coyle
William Winthrop
David Harbour
Ernest
James Fox
King George V
Judy Parfitt
Queen Mary
Haluk Bilginer
Mohamed Al-Fayed
Geoffrey Palmer
Stanley Baldwin
Douglas Reith
Lord Brownlow
Katie McGrath
Lady Thelma
Nick Smithers
Major Fruity Metcalfe
Damien Thomas
George
Liberty Ross
Connie Thaw
Ryan Hayward
Win Spencer
Charlotte Comer
Lady Alexandra
Duane Henry
Dwayne /
Penny Downie
Dr. Vargas
David Redden
Auctioneer
Alberto Vazquez
Victor (as Alberto Vasquez)
Nicole Harvey
Nicola
Daniel André Pageon
Servant
Hywel Morgan
Journalist
Patricia Stark
Newscaster
Audrey Brisson
Marie
Emily Denniston
Sotheby's Intern
Suzanne Bertish
Lady Cunard
Ben Willbond
Equerry
Leigh Zimmerman
East Side Woman
David Collins
Male Guest
Linda Glick
Woman Getting Taxi
Gil Cohen-Alloro
Hotel Clerk (as Gil Cohen Allono)
Stephen Jones
Royal Milliner
James McNeill
Sotheby's Staffer
Lisa Gherari
Secretary
Vincent Montuel
Waiter
Jay Alexander
Security Guard
Sian Angharad Anthony
French Maid (uncredited)
Catherine Balavage
Woman (uncredited)
Nicholas Blatt
Edwards Butler (uncredited)
Julia Montgomery Brown
Mother (uncredited)
Dj Nino Carta
Street performer (uncredited)
Charles Chaplin
The Tramp
Luc Eden
Security Guard
Ben Farrow
Head Butler (uncredited)
Jensen Freeman
Pug Owner (uncredited)
Geovanni Gopradi
Sotheby's Bidder
Salem Hanna
Auction bidder (uncredited)
Austin Hardiman
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Sarah Molkenthin
Pregnant Miners Wife (uncredited)
Olan Montgomery
Auction Guest (uncredited)
Martin Poole
Footman (uncredited)
Melisanne Russo
Pug Owner (uncredited)
Jason Vendryes
Chief of Security (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Vera Farmiga was cast to play Wallis Simpson, but dropped out.
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Laurence Fox previously played King George VI's grandson Prince Charles in Whatever Love Means (2005).
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Wallis Simpson was a patron of the Paris couture house of Madeleine Vionnet in the 1930's. Her original orders are still held in the company's archives, and recreations of four of those gowns were made by the fashion house for this film.
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Goofs
At the start of the film (2'40), Wally Winthrop is shown taking a bath. When she turns on the bath taps (faucets), the plug is clearly hanging down but in the next shot it is plugged in.
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In the newsreel scene from 1936 showing the funeral procession of Edward's father the King, the voiceover announcer says that "King George the Third has died and the nation mourns". It should of course have been King George the Fifth.
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Quotes
Wallis Simpson: Are you trying to seduce me?
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Edward: How do you find living in England Mrs Simpson?
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Wallis Simpson: Attractive, my dear, is a polite way of saying a woman's made the most of what she's got.
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Photos from cast
Laurence Fox Anna Skellern Natalie Dormer Annabelle Wallis Christina Chong
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